Book Review: Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own.

Title: Chasing Beverly

Author: Ashlynn Cubbison

Publication Date: September 29th, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★★★

Book Summary:

Two people. One chance to let it all go.

Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last four years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able to lock away her heart and convince herself it’s dead. After an unthinkable tragedy, Beverly should know by now that a single day can change everything.

She can’t run from love forever.

Gavin has it all, a thriving business, phenomenal family, supportive friends, but an hour with Beverly Morgan makes him question his entire life and his own happiness.

She could be exactly what he needs, if she’s brave enough to open up again.

Chasing Beverly is about a young girl who, after an unspeakable tragedy changes her life, is trying to move on and forgive herself.

This book was different from my usual romance reads, but I did enjoy reading it. The writing style was different from what I am used to as well, but after the first few chapters I got used to it. Chasing Beverly does have a very serious backstory so I understand why it was written the way it was. Beverly Morgan is a girl who has been through a lot of trauma and pain, and is trying to get past that by throwing herself into her work. Reading the book you can see just how much of her pain is driving her forward to do what she does, especially with her company. Gavin Reed, the owner of a business that Beverly is hoping to work with, is a man who challenges her and makes her come out of the shell she’s locked herself in. The attraction between the two was a bit too insta-love for me, but if that is something you don’t mind in books then I’m sure you’d really enjoy it.  Beverly is a woman who knows what she wants and how to get it, and I loved reading about her because of how badass she was. She did not take shit from anyone, which was fun to read.

To be fair, the first half of the book was a bit slow and hard to get through, but around the middle this changed. The second half is easier and much more fun to read. There are some very sensitive topics written about in this book so I would list a trigger warning for anyone who may need it at the end of this post.

I loved the side characters in this book, especially Trevor, Jenny and Ian. Trevor’s sense of humour was great, and he’s very different from Gavin personality-wise. Personally, I found them more interesting to read about than I did Gavin and Beverly, and I do hope we get another book with their stories. The side characters in this book all had such fun personalities compared to the more calm and quiet ones of the main characters. I believe Chasing Beverly is a standalone, but I’m hoping Ashlynn writes more books about these characters, because I’d love to know more about them and I’m sure a series would be great to answer all the unanswered questions!

trigger warning; death

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